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DAY 18 WEDNESDAY: MARCH 2020

BE MATURED AND AVOID WALKING AS MAN!

For you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? (1 Corinthians 3:3).

A Christian should be matured and avoid walking as mere man in life. When a Christian is born again, he is not just an ordinary but a supernatural man endowed with God’s grace and abilities in life. The Bible says in the opening text that for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to be fully matured and avoid walking as mere man in life. Being a supernatural man endowed with His grace and abilities, he should therefore avoid walking as a mere man in life forever.

Whoever walks like a mere man is walking in the darkness of life and he can never see the light of God when it comes.  The ways of man are full of darkness and sorrows. That is why the Bible says in Psalm 82:5, “They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable.” Walking about in darkness makes your foundations of life unstable and full of bitterness in life. Therefore whenever a Christian chooses to walk as mere man, he walks in confusion, full of darkness and with unstable foundations in life forever.

This is the reason why the Scriptures admonish us vividly in Romans 12:2 thus, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” In fact, a Christian should never conform to the standard of the world, but be transformed through the renewing of his mind in God’s Word daily in life. Whenever a Christian walks as a mere man, he is conforming himself to the worldly standard by hindering his total transformation in Christ Jesus. Such a life can never be acceptable and prefect in God’s sight forever.

Daily Tip: A life of carnality is a life full of darkness and sorrow. A Christian should avoid walking in it in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes (Psalm 82:7).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Eternal Father! I refuse to walk in darkness and sorrow all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of carnality in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalm 82.                  RBT: 1 SAMUEL 14-16